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) >> our speaker this morning, the former secretary of defense william perry, i first met when he was the deputy secretary of defense, and he and mrs. perry came to korea where i was the c5j5 and i was assigned to escort them around. and i had a lot of those kinds of duties while i was assigned to korea. but it was the most pleasant experience i had and i say that honestly, to get to know these two people. and he then became our secretary of defense. and many of us that have served thought that he was one of the best secretary of defenses we've ever had. he's currently a senior fellow at the hoover institute and a freeman foley institute of international studies. he is the michael and barbara bavarian professor at stanford university and serves as co-director of the nuclear risk reduction initiative and preventive defense project. please help me welcome our speaker this morning, former secretary of defense william perry. (applause) >> what a pleasure it is to be aboard this symbol of america's millery power, the uss macon island. what a pleasure it is to be among the men and women
that it's a hard job every day of the week. >> defense secretary chuck hagel and joint chiefs of staff's general martin dempsey testified before the senate armed services committee on the defense department 2014 budget request. the pentagon budget request includes almost $527 billion in discretionary spending nearly 1% decrease from 2013. this is three hours and 45 minutes. >> good morning everybody. chuck hagel, general martin dempsey the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, accompanied by the department's comptroller undersecretary bob hailed for her hearing on department of defense fiscal year 2014 budget request and the posture of the u.s. armed forces we welcome secretary hagel on his first appearance as secretary of defense before this committee. we thank all of our witnesses for their service to our nation and to the soldiers sailors airmen and marines at home and in harm's way. we could never say that enough. your testimony today is a key component of the committees review of the fy2014 budget request for the department of defense. this year's request includes $526.6 billion
to a little bit different level. the department of defense is very comprehensively represented here at fleet week this year, more so than ever before. we have a representative from the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and american security affairs in the audience and they were here in august when we did our exercise with the city. fema is well represented and we have several defense coordinating officers here over the past couple of days. certainly the california national guard is represented heavily here. obviously they are going to be the first guys to respond to a disaster and they have several interesting roles not only from a state perspective but as they get federalized or with the dual status commander managing federal response and federal authorities of military authorities flowing in. and most significantly, we're represented today with the commander of northern command, general jackoby. as you know, defense report to civil authorities is not a primary mission area for the department of defense. we have codified it in policy over the years and certainly things
needs to be changed if at all? >> do you mean the whole defense? >> when it comes to north korea. i think you have to be very careful that when you say something you do not back away from it. i think we have shown a propensity to do that, and not just this administration but other administrations. worldappens around the watches us. they see as pulling back our defense spending. ony see as pulling back commitments, i will not as a commitment. we have not done that yet. we have pulled back. we had a big fight now could 2009 over missile defense. we lost that to the administration. they cut missile defense. now with korea's latest action, they released that. i was happy to see that. i thought we should have been moving forward back them could 2009. one of the things that bothers me is that the president has more knowledge than any of us. knows what a crucial stage we are in, not just korea. that is the one on the front page, but iran has not stopped. and they keep moving. the whole middle east. china is increasing their defense spending. syria. these are things that are happening all a
additional missile defense systems were needed to be deployed for the protection of the united states, whether domestically or abroad, would the russian government be consulted or informed before that decision was made? >> well, first, i can't answer for the president. that would be a decision for the president to make. i suspect have to reinvolve around treaty obligations, and we have before with other issues might be. >> in mah, the government requested meetings to take ac regularly to discuss the european missile shield. any talks to take play, and if there are plans for such talks, do they include any nato allies as part of the discussions? >> again, senator, i don't know about those talks that would be in purview of the secretary of state in the white house. i have not been consulted on any talks or possibility of what you're talking about. >> okay. you're not certain of whether there have been talks, but to your knowledge, there have not? n't know of any conversations of what you suggested on talks. >> i see time expired, thank you very much, and thank you, mr. chairman. >> than
, what do you think needs to be changed? in general. >> you mean their whole defense status? >> when it comes to north korea. >> well, i think you have to be very careful that when you say something, you don't back away from it. and i think we have shown a propensity to do that. as you said, not just this administration, other administrations have done that. and what happens around the world, these -- everybody watches us. they see us going back -- pulling back our defense spending, they see us pulling back on commitment. i won't say commitment. we haven't done that yet that i'm aware of. but we've pulled back. we had a big fight in '09 over missile defense. and we lost that fight. the administration cut missile defense. now with korea's latest a. they've reversed that. secretary hagel said no, we are going to move forward and put those missiles in the silos in alaska. i was happy to see that. i think we should have been moving forward on that back in 2009. one of the things that bothers me about all this is the president has more knowledge than any of us. and i think he knows what a
in this race and our thoughts are with all of them today. the department of defense is prepared to respond quickly to any response for additional support from domestic law enforcement agencies. i will continue to consult closely with d.o.d. senior leaders on how we can best support the government's response and investigation. and chairman dempsey may have additional comments regarding this event as well. mr. chairman, i will now turn to my opening statement for this hearing. this year's 2014 budget request for the department of defense is -- as congressman lowey noted, a budget that was put together over many months. an enterprise as large as the department of defense, $600 billion is not collaborated with or on or numbers or budgets instructed in a manner of two or three months. and as we proceed in this hearing this morning, mr. chairman, we will get into some of the specifics of the budget and why some of the decisions were made on the basis of what the numbers will reveal and our responsibilities. allow me to express my appreciation to this subcommittee for its continued support of our
the department of defense but the entire government some to the house some idea month-to-month how much money they will have. your ability to plan is gone. we hope we will fix sequestration before it hits, we don't. now we're here in april wondering if it's going to continue into 2014. i don't think it's any one party is pulte. but all threelt, need to come together and recognize absented decision we're having a devastating impact on many parts of our government but certainly our national security which is supposed to be paramount. you cannot plan strategy when you do not know how much money will have month-to-month. i applaud the chairman for urging the reconciliation to come together and i look forward to finding a solution to that. i look forward to hearing from the witnesses. thus challenging as all of this is, we will deal with it. we will make the decisions. we have certainly faced tougher times in the past and have come through it. it is a challenge that we will meet. i look for to hearing from witnesses today. thank you, mr. chair. >> mr. secretary. >> chairman, ranking member smith,
of missil defense approach that i just identified one as the amount and the phased adaptive approach and alaska both pieces do you approve both parts? >> i do. >> on the brac issue, as i understanding your testimony and your budget, mr. secretary, there is a short-term cost that there was an additional brac improvements, but that cost is not in the 2014 budget request. you put it in the 2015 budgeta >> the money is in 2016, it is $2.4 million of additional funds. previous rounds you testified saved, i believe, $12 billion annually. was that the savings that you say exist from the created from the last ground? from all the previous rounds. if you would like more detail maybe you could bring it out. i think you on the 75th barack you might remember you were in the the senate at the time in 2005. you might remember that i kind of lead the opposition of that round unsuccessfully. my senior senator was on the other side. yorm how you voted on that. we'll get in to that. >> by support. >> okay. okay. >> yeah i came with the first it was bringing down our infrastructure to an artificially l
150 are press conference on missile defense, dr. jim miller stated "at that time, the threat was uncertain. we didn't know we would see today what we are now." it sounds like we were waiting on the north koreans to succeed in developing missile to attack the united states before we need to improve our own missile defenses. i have to ask the hard question, is this going to be the posture of the obama administration in dealing with evolving iranian's program. do we need to wait for success or iranians before we deploy additional capability? are we going to try to meet the threats before they are deployed? >> congressman, thank you. let me begin with this. you know what the administration's policy is on iran. president obama preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> i don't think iranians are as clear as the president would like them to be. >> there's a lot of things we would like the iranians to be clear on. but i think the president has been clear on this, our allies have been clear on this, we have, as you know, many channels 5 king on this diplomatic p- plus 1 th
reasons of police corruption and prosecutorial overreaching and underlying racism and confident defense council and a variety of reasons that these categories fall into place and pretty much everyone falls into the five or six. >>host: as professor of communication why are you riding a book called grave injustice? >> i believe in using it for social change and my background is a public defender years ago and i saw the mistakes being made and it just seems communication is the vehicle to raise awareness and educate individuals to move public opinion that i consider is the more enlightened point* of view. >>host: to use any of your public defender cases? >> not that i worked on in the public defender's office but i do write about cases that i have a chance to study and talk to the lawyers and the individuals involved and family members, journalists, they don't come from my personal experience but the "in-depth" study. >> the change of dna technology is that beneficial? >> it can be. of fellow who writes a jacket blurb whose name is kirk he was the first person is generated from death row
no longer necessary for national defense. so, that strategic entrance to this harbor was the last land that our troops and sailors and marines and soldiers would see if they departed for the pacific theater in world war ii and korea and vietnam, and also the first thing they would see upon returning back to the bay area. so, between the presidio and the head lands, we now have wonderful park lands that have been converted. we call it converting from post to park. repurposing those lands from national defense to environmental defense. and i believe it is probably the most accessful base conversion in the united states. if you haven't been to the presidio, i think you should try and make that. if you're from out of town, it's a spectacular transition there. so, these golden gate national parks that i happen to be the superintendent of has now become after 40 years the second most visited national park in our country. we get 14 million people a year that come to our parks. it has spectacular coastline, includes muir wood, alcatraz, we get to tell the stories, stories about essentially wha
, but they still don't know who carried out the deadly bombings. >>> japan's self-defense force pilots scrambled a record number of times during the past year against chinese planes. the increase coincided with growing tensions over territory. >>> and our feature interview with aung san suu kyi. the myanmar opposition leader speaks about her willingness to cooperate with the military in her chances of one day becoming president. >>> welcome back to nhk world "newsline." investigators in the u.s. have been studying fragments found at the boston marathon bombings. twin explosions near the finish line on monday killed three people and wounded more than 170 others. police say whoever carried out the attack could have followed bomb making instructions on the internet. investigators recovered a mad piece of metal that's thought to have been part of a pressure cooker. they also retrieved a nail that's about one centimeter long. doctors say they have found what appears to be nails inside the victims. the investigators discovered a u.s.-made battery attached to two wires and a small circuit board. they'v
to be prepared. we try to educate them in respect that we say we'll provide the offense, you provide the defense. we talk to them about hardening their structures in a defensive measure against wild land fires. a lot of it is public education, survivability, building standards, but predominately our focus is putting the onus on the land owner, putting the onus on the private property owner, we will attempt to protect your home but the days of staying and defending your home and killing our fire fighters are done. we will not stand and defend a house that has not been prepared by a land owner and die for it. we don't do that any more. that's one of our doctrinal changes and we set forth some new guidelines with that. >> thank you. >> question, mr. secretary. >> in a large scale disaster relief, where the military is called in to assist the civilian components there is an obvious issue of how you get the command and control and in particular what telecommunications is used to support that command and control. your exercising together is very critical, i think, to working out command and cont
of defense, we talk about the post office and prepayments being made. there is one truism on both, o s the taxpayer is ultimately on the hook. yes. so it is not an issue is this just a quasi-government organization, both dod and you need prepayments. we're ultimately on the hook the taxpayer is. what concerns me in a time, admitted, mr. chairman your low liquidity. you're not really sure you can get down as low as two days later this year, at a time in which the discussions have been made and i have read about the board of governors and your role. you do believe you have a fiduciary duty in your role to the postal service and in your role, correct? >> mr. chairman, representative, yes. >> that means there's a trust. there's a trust with you and the board of governors not just strictly you but i believe with the postmaster general and others in this situation. what i keep hearing is, well we thought of and we're looking at that. we have a five-year plan that was many years ago. we have discussions that we want to do. we're exploring ideas. these are direct quotes from today, exploring h
homeland defense but as the sequestration starts to move downstream, we start to see more and more negative impacts on the readiness of our force. so what it means to air combat command is that the forces that are back here that are going to be training to get ready to come and relieve the ones that are on station will not have adequate flying hours, will not have adequate training, potentially not have it, and that's kind of the world that we're in right now. >> ok. i think it is important. many of us were very pleased when we did the defense appropriations bill to carry forth year end to replace the c.r., but even with that, the notion that a third of our air combat units are standing down from now to year end is something that should cause us some significant anxiety. i know it worries me. you talk a little bit and there were also some information in your testimony about the combined counterprovocation plan which is a south korea-led u.s. supported contingency plan for challenges in the region and i know that was just signed in the last couple of weeks. could you share a little bit more
, missile defense, welfare reform, social security, these are issues that hang around washington and you have to keep refining them, you have to reach new audiences, you have to the reselling of all the time, day after day. that is why you need an institution. you can't be a one person bloging machine the treadmill saying the same thing over and over again. you have to have an institution that goes out and sells those good ideas. it has been seven years since dick cheney, sitting vice president, celebrated with us the twenty-fifth anniversary of ronald reagan's 1983 strategic defense speech, which is have obama say we have to beef up strategic defense in the northwest part of the united states. 52 years we don't have a fully deployed missile defense system. there hasn't been the soviet union, reason enough, we still don't have a fully deployed missile defense. 1981, the ranking republican in the house, the minority leader chaired the session was just asking me have you done this mandate, what is going to be your main context going here in the new congress? tell me how we can work togethe
was going through some of the thoughts that occurred with miss of defense, welfare reform, social security, all these issues, they are not one shot deals. these are issues that come and then they hang around washington, and you have to keep refining them, have to be reaching new add convinces, you have to be kind of reselling them all the time. you have to make the sale time after time, day after day, and that's why you need an institution. you can't did a one person blogging machine who kind of is on a treadmill saying the same thing over and over again. you have to have an institution that goes out, sells those good ideas. it's been seven years now since dick cheney, the vice president, celebrated the 25th anniversary of reagan, 1983 strategic defense speech. it's now 32 year, and we just had obama say, yes, we have to beef up strategic defenses in the northwest part of the united states because it's north case in north korea. thirty-two years, we still don't have a fully deployed missile defense system. we talked about repealing the treaty with the soviet union because there's not been
know, when barack obama first came into office, we gave away a lot of missile defense scheduled to go into europe because we wanted to please the russians. we wanted to hit the reset button and look where that's gotten it. it's gotten us nothing except we've delayed protections for ourselves and our allies. we have to do what's best for our defense and our allies' defense and do what ronald reagan said. we should have peace through strength, not peace through weakness. peace through strength. lou: the north koreans have at least two missiles for launch, estimated to be, by all counts, and of course, you're far better briefed on this than the people but by all accounts a range of at least 2600 miles. how concerned are you that they will, indeed, be launched and what should be the u.s. response? >> well, fortunately, we do have some good theater missile defenses in place today, missile destroyers that we already had and we beefed that up. japanese had some with our help and they're deploying that and we have some inter continental ballistic missile interceptors, lou, in both california
weapons to resist the guards' sweep. defense attorneys say most of the prison's 166 prisoners are taking part in the hunger strike two months after it began. at least 11 prisoners are being force fed through nasal tubes. the latest unrest came one day after the international committee of the red cross wrapped up a three week visit to assess the prisoners' treatment. in an opinion piece published in the new york times, samir naji al hasan moqbel, a hunger striking prisoner held at guantanamo for 10 years without charge, writes -- the said it is set to take up gun control legislation today after voting to begin debate. proceedings follow a week of capitol hill lobbying by family members of victims of the shooting massacre at newtown, connecticut sandy hook elementary school. one of the mothers who lost her 6-year-old son delivered president obama's weekly address. >> i've heard people say the tidal wave of anguish our country felt has receded. but not for us. itus, it feels as if happened just yesterday. and in the four months since we lost our loved ones, thousands of other americans have
that the department of the defense to move forward in a different mode as far as that seamless transition between dod ask the v.a. that where the concern i have. i know we have a new secretary of dod. my question to you is, have you had any recent discussions with the new secretary of the department of defense, and are they willing to move forward with that seamless transition, i.e., are they willing to accept the system vista that v.a. owns and operates. the dod system is actually -- they purchased that system -- you you'll have to correct me -- so is dod willing to accept the vista system? and if so, how soon? >> thank you, congressman michaud. the v.a. decided the vista is our core system and we are moving forward on the ihr and still focused on the usual operating capability of 2014. and as you might expect this has been a topic of discussion with the new secretary of defense, secretary hagel. he is getting into the discussion. it is a complex one, and he wants to be sure he is structured correctly. he and i have discussed this as recently as yesterday. i believe we're on the same path here, and
a missile defense systems on guam, japan, and on warships in the south china sea. kerry suggested if north korea steps back from the brink, the u.s. would reconsider those missile defenses. did you discuss with them also the possibility that some of the recent deployments of anti-missile defenses might be redeployed or stood down in pyongyang were to change its behavior? >> if the threat disappears, ie north korea denuclearizes, the same imperative does not exist at that point in time for us to have to have that kind of robust forward-leaning posture of defense. >> reporter: despite today's promises, experts doubt that china will really pressure north korea. its neighbor and close ally, even as it grows increasingly frustrated with kim jong-un's threats. >> they don't want to see north korea collapse. for this reason, they'll push him a little bit, but won't push the north koreans hard enough in a way that would help to reach a denuclearization outcome. >> reporter: u.s. officials say that china is already tightening its purse strings regarding north korea, but clearly not enough to get ki
.s. japan alliance has never been stronger than today. the u.s. is fully committed to the defense of japan. >> jamie: folks, this is really important stuff. greg palkot is streaming live from seoul, south korea, 30-miles from the border where everything may be going on now. what is the latest? >> as you explain, secretary of state kerry in the region, high stakes diplomatic tour to deal with that north korea threat. the looming missile launch. he finished a meeting with the japanese foreign minister and he has offered a possible peaceful resolution to the crisis. he is talking about negotiations. but at the same time, he is saying that north korea has to commit to give up the nuke. something they have not been willing to do. he also says that the u.s. stands redty to defend not just itself, but all its allies in the region. and he has this stern warning for pyongyang. take a listen. >> the north has to understand, and i believe must by now, that the threats and the provocations are only going to isolate it further. and impoverish its people even further. >> now just in the past, a few hour
missile, and several short-range missiles. defense analysts are trying to understand where all of this is headed. akimoto has been tracking the situation for the royal united services institute for defense and security studies, it's a british think tank. >> north korean commanders are mobilizing their troops. they want to respond to a joint military exercise by u.s. and south korean forces. with such tensions, north korean soldiers can't afford to be taking part in military parade. that said, there is little possibility of renewed fighting between the two koreas. u.s. and south korean commanders state their exercise to train their troops in joint operations. and to put on show of strength. leaders in pyongyang are simply responding to that. these are psych local tacticloi. we see little sign that ground troops are preparing for war. no troops have moved south. and we have no reports of anything unusual happening in pyongyang. military tensions always risk causing something unpredictable. a nervous front-line soldier could fire shot by mistake, prompting exchange of gunfire and
book was really an effort to take the temperature of public defense across the country and i visited a lot of public defenders offices, watched a lot of trials and discovered that there was a crisis in the court's that probably all of you are well aware of and really tried to dig in and find out what was going on and where all these problems were arising that we didn't have equal justice 50 years after gideon. what i would like to do is read a little section of the book first and talk for a few minutes and read a brief section. so, the section i'm going to read is in the conclusion because it's about public defenders in a conference i went to with public defenders since i thought there were probably quite a few of you in the audience, you might find it musing. i don't know. the national defenders association opened the conference in washington dc in 2011 addressed the crowd of 300 public defenders with a room with space for many more. does society demonize you? of course. do they suggest you are working for the wrong people? of course they do do they suggest you are work for thugs
move to drop their nuclear program. members of north korea's national defense commission said the proposal was unacceptable. they called on the security counsel to retract economic penalties imposed after the country's latest missile launch and nuclear tests and demanded that u.s. and south korean commanders suspend military exercises currently under way in the south. the commission members also said the military forces and the people of north korea are closely watching what steps the u.s. and its followers will take. the remark suggests that there is still room for dialogue with the u.s. and south korea. >>> south korea's foreign minister is playing go between in an effort to keep an annual summit with japan and china on the calendar. yun byung-se in seoul says he will also raise the north korea issue. officials have been preparing to host the summit in late may. a diplomatic source saying young is expected to meet the other foreign ministers. the source says yung will try to convince the two ministers to proceed with the talks as planned. they believe it's too early to hold
their defenses up right now. stand by for reports from the region. >> new reports this morning, north korea moving missiles closer to its east coast. >> fox news alert on new evidence that north korea could test a missile. >> a missile lunch could come at any time and without warning. >> puts sorj korea at striking range, japan, and guam. >> all that is one step removed from this headline, nuclear war, unavoidable. >> the thing that tipped this discussion, if you can add, over, the story here to broaden more weight was this item. poent pent gone, north korea could launch nuclear missile. the intelligence agency concluded that north korea was capable launching a miss well a nuclear warhead, albeit a reliable one. >> i'm not an expert but i loved through the iraq war. when people start talking about threats and war, everybody needs to double the amount of skepticism and the left of critical rigor to the matter. so what exactly is the deal with this ominous sounding defense intelligence agency report? the precise revelation, this assessment by the d.a. was disclosed by a congressman named doug
of the defense intelligence agency spa capano current thfureat to the national securi. along with the national security agency, the national geospatial intelligence agency and the national reconnaissanceoffice and thinteencen etservices erts of the department of de that are also elements of the intelligence communy thatth direct clapper hits. director clapper while much of the information that you provide to policy makers in putting members of congress cannot be shared with the public because of its sensitivity and classification. the people who elected us to serve deserve the best information that we can publicly provide them. so we are glad that you and the general are with us this morning to do just that. among the challenges that we face is a self-inflicted wound, one with the fact that director clapper has rightly said amplify the other threats that we come from around the world that challenges the and prioritized cuts required by sequestration. this committee is interested in hearing from both of you today about the impact of the fy 2013 sequestration and the impact it's having on the in
korea and a conversation with michele flournoy a former senior defense department official about where the crisis in north korea stands. >> my worry is on the north korean side you have kim jung-un who is a very young inexperienced leader, the question is will he know when to stop? his father, hi grandfather knew up to... how to walk up to the line but stop short of war. the question is will he know how to do this or will he miscalculate because if he goes up the escalation ladder because of the geography, because of the tens of thousands of artillery aimed at seoul, the first hour of a full-out conflict would be very deadly for both sides. you would be very quickly into a full-scale war. that's the real concern. 's miscalcation. >> crliewe conclude this evening with a look at the results of the venezuelan election with who hey cast need a, greg grandin and nikolas kozloff. >> i think his charisma was off the charts. that's not a bad thing. i think in terms of the 20th century of last inamerican history, the 21st century maybe juan per own maybe a few leaders here and there but i think
preschools, highways, green energy. item. defense spending down $500 billion. bases closed, weapons canceled. thousands of jobs cut. higher medical fees for veterans. item, social security crimped. new cost of living the so- called chained cpi, cost retirees $130 billion over ten years. item. medicare. cut. $370 billion. doctors lose pay, seniors pay higher premiums and fees. these cuts are on top of the $700 billion obamacare cut from medicare's budget. item. public debt doubles. public debt soars from 40.5% of gross domestic product in 2008 to 78.2% of gdp, in 2014. under obama's budget, by 2020, the national debt ceiling will exceed $25 trillion. >>> question. is this budget the basis for serious negotiations with the republican leadership? or is it a political ploy? pat buchanan? >> no i think he did throw out a card john with the social security chain cpi. but i don't think it will go anywhere for this reason. the president has tax increases in there the republican house simply cannot abide and go home and survive. he is not going to get those tax increases. secondly, this chain cpi, al
challenges of the defense budget because this program is in some way singular some way singular in terms of its cost overrides, its delays and the way it's been structured to as i write in the peace it's most effective defense of attribute may not be all of its radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to fly it synthesized speech. it might well be the way it was designed to avoid budget cutters in washington. >> now a hearing on the justice department's 2014 budget request. attorney general eric holder testified before how supra-patient subcommittee for a little more than two hours. be attorney general holder we welcome you to the committee and thank you for appearing. i'm going to hold my questions until the very end because members have to catch planes and go out of town but i will have an opening statement to cover questions and concerns that i have. let me address the bombing attack at the boston marathon on monday. we know the fbi and the joint terrorist task force batf and its forensic specialists in all the federal state and local authorities are working
. >>> a pentagon spy group determined that the stakes may be rising on the korean peninsula. members of the defense intelligence agency concluded that north korea likely has the ability to launch nuclear-armed missiles. a republican representative from colorado revealed the finding during a hearing in congress. >> dia assesses, with moderate confidence, the north currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles. however, the reliability will be low. >> intelligence analysts say a missile test may be imminent, but spokespersons for the defense department say it would would be inaccurate to suggest the north koreans have fully developed their nuclear capabilities. the director of national intelligence downplayed the tensions. james clapper spoke before the intelligence committee in house of representatives and urged chinese leaders to use their influence with their leaders in pyongyang. >> if anyone has real leverage over the north koreans, it is china. >> the director of the central intelligence agency was also summoned to speak. john brennan said analysts have found it diffic
and they have to negotiate with the landlord because there know there is no defense to the ellis act eviction so those kinds of evictions are on the rise and concern for our clients because there are many people in rent controlled unit for a long time who are at risk of losing their housing, but the other big challenge i point out is something we are concerned about and there are many individuals with hiv/aids who have been living off of the income from a long-term disability policy. it's a policy that they either bought on their own or secured through previous employment and those folks -- >> i'm sorry, can i interrupt you because it looks like we're not televising and i want to make sure we get -- i'm going to call the guy who was in here earlier bud and see what is going on. sorry about that folks but we have no control over the television. >> i have notorious bad karma with technology so i may have brought the system down. >> i don't think so. i think there has been a problem with this all along. sorry, i'm having trouble with this. i'm having trouble with technology as well this morning
said the defense intelligence agency, the intelligence arm of the defense department, has concluded with moderate confidence that pyongyang has the ability to put a nuke on top of domicile, which no one imagined was possible. -- on top of a mistrial, which no one imagined was possible. it made everyone's hair stand on and because they probably will have several rocket launches during the next week or two. if you can imagine if there is a new comet that could hit open out or south korea or japan or a majorm, then we have nuclear problem. if our show is not on next week, he will know we got it wrong. >> what is the percentage of them doing that? >> we do not know. we do not have any intelligence there. this is the most secretive society and in the world. what is very unnerving for the u.s. and western allies is we of such poor intelligence there that we have no idea what they are doing. i agree that this guy is 30 years old and he is trying to flex internal and extern a muscle. >> you heard from the chairman of the joint chiefs -- you have to assume the worst case. that is the way we
to be trustworthy, but we do not want to say the american people, trust government. againstyour defense being abused. as we see new problems, you should pass laws to protect people's privacy and their fourth amendment rights, rather than saying, the government has not abused those yet -- why are you concerned? or the courts may come in and save the day. they might, but while we are here, why don't we make sure that the law catches up with the fourth amendment? >> does the government need a warrant to read your e-mails? monday night on "the communicators." 8:00 eastern on c-span two. >> on thursday, james clapper told congress that budget cuts are making the country less secure. mr. clapper was joined by the heads of the fbi and cia at a hearing before the house intelligence committee. the officials also said cyber attacks are a major threat, adding they were concerned particularly about attacks that can wipe out data. this is two hours and 10 minutes. >> bring the committee to order. we will get our opening statements under way to get to our distinguished panelists and statements. i want to welcome
media since two weeks ago. south korea's defense minister said officials are still on high alert. >> translator: north korea is ready to launch a missile at any time. >> the minister says authorities are preparing for various kind of attacks from the north. military and police officers held a drill in seoul, rehearsed how to deal with a bomb attack on a subway station. north korea's leaders have made repeated threats targeting people in other nations. in spite of repeated calls for restraint. officials in pyongyang escalated tensions after u.n. security council members repeated sanctions. they were responding to the third nuclear test. the country's military leaders have issued a series of warnings they are ready to attack. they've threatened to strike targets in the united states, south korea and japan. south korean government officials suspect north korean agents were behind a series of cyber attacks last month. they affected more than 50,000 computers at tv stations and major banks. officials believe the attacks were the work of north korea's reconnaissance general bureau whic
. self-defense force pilots took to the air more than 300 times in the past year to respond to chinese activity, surpassing the number for russian planes for the first time. defense ministry officials say pilots made emergency take-offs against foreign aircraft approaching japanese air space 567 times from april 2012 to the end of march of this year. that's a 20-year high. the number of scrambles against chinese planes almost doubled from the previous fiscal year. they increased sharply after last september following the japanese government's move to nationalize the senkaku islands. a chinese government plane flew close to the islands last year, the first intrusion into japanese airspace since the sdf began keeping records. >> translator: at this point, i don't think china would make approaches that would turn into military conflicts with japan. >> but a former air self-defense force commander also says if japan softens its stance on territorial protection, china could become increasingly active. >>> south korean president park says enough is enough. she says it's time to stop the prac
with aircraft from china. self-defense force pilots took to the air more than 300 times in the past year to respond to chinese activity, surpassing the number for russian planes for the first time. defense ministry officials say pilots made emergency take-offs against foreign aircraft approaching japanese air space 567 times from april 2012 to the end of march of this year. that's a 20-year high. the number of scrambles against chinese planes almost doubled from the previous fisc year. they increased sharply after last september following the japanese government's move to nationalize the senkaku islands. a chinese government plane flew close to the islands last year, the first intrusion into japanese airspace since the sdf began keeping records. >> translator: at this point, i don't think china would make approaches that would turn into military conflicts with japan. >> but a former air self-defense force commander also says if japan softens its stance on territorial protection, china could become increasingly active. >>> south korean president park says enough is enough. she says it's t
korea's defense is trying to better counter north korean threats. the military submitted the budget of about $200 million to parliament on thursday. tension on the korean peninsula remains high. it will boost spending on weapons and shelters for border islands, including yeonpyeong . the budget will also be spent on k-9 self-propelled howitzers and equipment to counter against bioweapons. on wednesday it was announced that additional funds to deploy u.s. helicopters from the north. >>> leaders have gathered around the table in washington. they are talking about the state of global finance. what do japanese representatives bring to the table? >> they are expected to be defending the country's monetary easing measures. they'll discuss credit easing taking place in industrialized countries. he's set to explain the boj's bold monetary easing policy. the goal is to pull the jap need out of deflation. >> translator: firstly, i'll explain about the current status of japan's economy to the delegates. i'll talk about the monetary easing measures we are taking which are meant to achieve the 2
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